“Strongly recommended”

It is impossible to completely describe the relaxation and recharging experience that you get at this retreat.
The operators have combined a breath-taking forest/coastal view and the seduction of friendly wallabies with three extremely comfortable private cabins. They look out on a wall of pure natural beauty that can be enjoyed inside or from the large private deck whilst feeding friendly wildlife below.
This retreat is a spectacular destination and it is more than just a base for exploring the jewels of the Tasmanian east coast. We went for half-instead of full-day excursions just so that we could enjoy more time here. It's the perfect place to unwind for a couple of days.
The wine and hot meals served in the evening complete the experience but you can prepare your own in your kitchen if the menu isn't to your taste. There's nothing too difficult about this place: you just need to light a wood-fired pot belly stove for heating if it gets cold; the off-the-grid experience means giving up mains electricity as it runs off 12-volt solar powered batteries; and, shooing possums who invade your deck requires your powers of gentle persuasion.
We've stayed at other retreats set in forests and national parks before but this is the only one that has been done right and it blows them all away.


“Lovely relaxing stay”

This is a beautiful place to stay for a couple of days. We were greeted by one of the owners who provided us with fresh bread for the morning and food to feed the wildlife. Each cabin has a wood burner and a beautiful view through the trees to the bay of fires. The owners cook great pizzas in the evening and deliver them to your cabin – great when you’ve been out all day and don’t fancy going out to find a restaurant. We saw a lot of wildlife outside our cabin and saw our first wombat! A great eco-friendly place to stay! We will definitely go back if we are ever in the area again.


“This is a wonderful experience, peaceful, beautiful, with fabulous views”

This place is special, we wished we had booked for more than one night. The owners are very friendly and hospitable and even provided freshly home made bread for breakfast.
The wildlife comes out at dusk and appropriate food is provided for feeding the wallabies.
The views are amazing and the cabins are more than adequate for a comfortable stay.
We really recommend this place!
Robyn and Ray

Bob and Liz Speth..So Glad we found you.. What a magical spot ! Thanks for sharing your spot with us - can't wait to come back - Oh by the way, Pizza was Spectacular !! View was top of the world - Thanks from the Yanks

How wonderful is the world you guys have worked to build here !! We hope you continue to make a difference and share your wonderful food, pristine cabins and caring values forever. Thanks for the warm welcome on a drizzley day.. we'd like to stay longer
Yarraville Victoria.!!!John and Claire

Lorenda and Mihail..We spent a relaxing weekend in this very cosy place in the middle of nature. Peter and Ian are great hosts and make a yummy pizza ! It's a definite recommendation  to our friends. NSW Sydney

Gerry and Jill..We needed a haven from the storms of busy lives ..here we found not only spectacular views, native wildlife to view, and wine, food, and courtesy aplenty..but also the serenity and composure we sought, a million thanks, and we will be back.
Noosa, QLD

Andy and Joan..A haven of tranquility a superb spot for animal lovers, off the beaten track. It has been a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy the cabin and scenery. Many thanks.. Excellent Pizzas.
Cornwall, England

Takahiyo and Makiko..We enjoyed our stay very much. At midnight the sky was spendlid with lots of stars ! Handsome cabin, beautiful scenery, wild animals and clear sky entertained us much more than we imagined. Thanks a lot.
Tokyo, Japan

Peter and Ian, Thankyou so much for a beautiful weekend and a lovely birthday surprise for me and beautifully relaxing for us both...your generosity and personal service is magnificent! P.S We had 7 wallabies/pademelons on our door step last nite! Met Bird the (Pademelon) too !!
Ben and Emma Snare Launceston.


A beautiful hidden retreat. Meals were divine and it was lovely having them delivered to the door ! Your "kids" ( Native animals) are very friendly and it's great to see them being so well cared for in their own environment. Would defininetly recommend you. P.S Loved the "real size towels"
Nerine and Eddie
Perth W.A

This is why we came to Tassie, this is the best accommodation we have stayed at in Tassie.. Very peaceful, the furry animals etc. Words cannot do this place justice. Thankyou and I wish we were here longer.
Kathleen and Justin Dole Bowen Qld

A wonderful dream, turned into a wonderful place, simply perfect, we will return !
Ian and Sissy Bishop  Whitsundays Qld

Oh the serenity ! Great food and stunning views. The warm welcome instantly relaxes you and the finishing touches such as choccies and the homemade bread make it. Thanks and we'll be telling all our friends. Thanks Peter and Ian.
Elaine and Brad  Newport Vic

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Rainbow Retreat has been proclaimed by the Tasmanian State Government, as a Private Nature Reserve.
CENTRAL TO THE BAY OF FIRES, BICHENO, SWANSEA, COLES BAY, DOUGLAS APSLEY & FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK.
Each Cabin Only Accommodate Two People.
If you are expecting a resort, you will be disappointed as we are on a Private Nature Reserve, we cater to nature-based travellers who appreciate the beauty of staying in a true Eco retreat our cabins run a 12 volt system.